Here's Why Dangote Cement Is a Buy

Dangote Cement

When Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, announced a 40% price cut on bags of Dangote Cement last week, Nigerian consumers rejoiced.

The stock market’s reaction, on the other hand, was decidedly less enthusiastic. Shares of the company have plunged nearly 19% since the news broke.

So, will the stock weigh down a portfolio’s performance going forward or does it have a solid foundation for market-beating gains? Let’s take a closer look.

What to Make of GSK Nigeria's Big Profit Drop

GSK Nigeria's most popular product

This week GSK Nigeria (GLAXOSMI) announced that its profits through the first nine months of 2014 dropped 23% compared to the same time period last year.

The news came as a bitter pill to investors. The stock has fallen nearly 16% over the past thirty days and now trades at its lowest price in 16 months.

Are the shares bad medicine? Just what the doctor ordered? Or something in between?

Let’s have a closer look at the numbers and see what they reveal.

Here's Why Co-operative Bank of Kenya Stock Popped 12%

Co-operative Bank of Kenya

When Co-operative Bank of Kenya (COOP) announced last week that they were hiring global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, for advice on improving operational efficiency, investors took notice. The stock has jumped 12.4% since the news appeared.

So why are investors so excited? How much scope does COOP have to streamline its operations? And how might such restructuring impact the bottom line?